Border Patrol

Our company was founded in 1989, with one of the first water garden installations in the Jackson Twp. area. Ponds Unlimited!, as we were called then, grew from providing uniquely designed installations to an expert in repair and maintenance. In 2002, we added a new service, Licensed and certified through the Ohio Dept. of Agriculture, we included large pond and lake management treatments and changed our name to Pond Wiser. Now, ten years later, it is time that Pond Wiser Inc. offers another aspect to providing quality control to pond and property owners who have geese out of control.

It’s time for “Border Patrol” – Meet Agent Vic, a specially trained Border Collie.Vic

Vic comes from Big Bend Farm in the hills of Virginia and has been trained by one of the top dog trainers/handlers in the US.

Using these amazingly smart herding dogs is highly effective and increasingly popular service for goose control. This form of goose control is supported by PETA and the US Humane Society due to the fact that a Border Collie will not harm these birds that are federally protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918. These dogs will herd and harass the geese on land and in the water disrupting the geese’s lifestyle.

Geese Facts

  • Geese overgraze lawns, eat crops and trample turf
  • Each goose creates approximately three pounds of fecal matter daily
  • Their droppings create a health risk to humans and can cause nutrient loading in water; which in turn triggers algae blooms and excessive plant growth in lakes
  • Geese are very territorial and will return to the same location year after year
  • A goose can live upwards of 24 years and weight approximately 12-14 pounds
  • When a female is nesting, she is unable to fly and the male will stand watch. Many humans have been attacked by the aggressive male during the nesting season, which is in the early spring
  • If geese are not deterred from nesting, they have been known to nest near each other in gang broods of up to approximately 20 birds

Pond Wiser Inc is proud to BE the frontrunner in bringing this highly effective goose management service to our area.

If you would like your property evaluated for a customized package specific to your needs, call 330-685-3637, 7 days a week, 7am to 7pm